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Treatises, manuals, introductions


      Location: OVERSIZE  ML174 .A23 1991 
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       
         Title: La notation musicale des chants liturgiques latins /   
                   presentee par les moines de Solesmes = The musical  
                   notation of Latin liturgical chants / presented by  
                   the monks of Solesmes.      
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1991.      
   Description: 71 p. : ill., map ; 32 cm.     
       Subject: Musical notation.      
       Subject: Neumes.        
 Variant-Title: Musical notation of Latin liturgical chants 

      Location: ML3082 .B33 1998
        Author: Bergeron, Katherine.
         Title: Decadent enchantments : the revival of Gregorian chant
                   at Solesmes / Katherine Bergeron.
     Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998.
   Description: xv, 196 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
  Title-Series: California studies in 19th century music ; 10
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-192) and
                   index.
       Subject: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

      Location: ML3082 .C73 2000
        Author: Crocker, Richard L.
         Title: An introduction to Gregorian chant / Richard L. Crocker.
     Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2000.
   Description: 248 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital
                   ; 4 3/4 in.)
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-229) and
                   index.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

        Location: ML3082 .C315 1992 
        Author: Cardine, Eugene, O.S.B.        
         Title: An overview of Gregorian chant / Eugene Cardine ; English
                   translation by Gregory Casprini.    
     Publisher: Orleans, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c1992.       
   Description: 49 p. : music ; 21 cm. 
  Title-Series: From Solesmes about the chant  
  Title-Series: Etudes gregoriennes ; 16       
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

      Location: VIDEOTAPE CASSETTE ML3082 .C52 1994 
         Title: Le chant Gregorien [videorecording] : la parole qui    
                   chante / par les moines de Solesmes ; avec la       
                   participation du Choeur Gregorien du Mans ; Association
                   Jean Bougler.       
     Publisher: Nantes : Universite de Nantes, c1994.  
   Description: 1 videocassette (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Performer-Note: Narrator, Daniel Saulnier ; introduction, Jean Claire.
       Summary: A work in French which discusses the origin and history 
                   of Gregorian chants.  Moreover, rules, refinements
                   and the contemporary practice of these sacred melodies
                   from the Middle Ages are presented along with excerpts
                   of performances.
  Tech-Details: VHS format.
       Subject: Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts--History and criticism.
       Subject: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Instruction and study.
       Subject: Paleography, Musical.  

      Location: SCORE M2153.2.G47 E3 1981
         Title: Early Christian hymns of praise / adapted by Cecile
                   Gertken.
     Publisher: Saint Joseph, Minn. : Sisters of the Order of Saint
                   Benedict, Saint Benedict's Convent, c1981-
   Description: v. of music ; 22 cm.
  General-Note: Chants.
  General-Note: English words, translated from Latin.
  General-Note: Square notation.
 Contents-Note: 2. Common of saints -- [3.] Advent and Christmas season
                   -- 4. Daily chants -- 5. Feasts and saints.
       Subject: Catholic Church--Hymns.
       Subject: Hymns, English.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
        Author: Gertken, Cecile.

      Location: HMML ML3082 .F68 1998
         Title: Four Klosterneuburg antiphoners : Augustiner-Chorherren
                   Stiftsbibliothek, 1013, 1012, 1017, and 1018 :
                   printouts from an index in machine-readable form
                   : a CANTUS index / edited by Debra S. Lacoste.
     Publisher: Ottawa, Canada : Institute of Mediaeval Music, c1998.
   Description: xxxvii, 295 p. : facsims., music ; 31 cm.
        Series: Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen ; Bd. 55/7 = Musicological
                   studies ; vol. 55/7
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
       Subject: Antiphons (Music)--Indexes.
       Subject: Antiphonaries--Austria--Indexes.
        Author: Lacoste, Debra S.
        Author: Institute of Mediaeval Music.
 Variant-Title: CANTUS index

      Location: ML3082 .H54 1993 
        Author: Hiley, David.  
         Title: Western plainchant : a handbook / David Hiley. 
     Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford
                   University Press, 1993.     
   Description: xcvii, 661 p. : ill., maps, music ; 26 cm.     
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxiii]-xcvii)
                   and indexes.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

      Location: ML3082 .J34 1992
        Author: Jeffery, Peter, 1953-
         Title: Re-envisioning past musical cultures : ethnomusicology
                   in the study of Gregorian chant / Peter Jeffery.
     Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
   Description: ix, 211 p. ; 24 cm.
  Title-Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-192) and
                   index.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
       Subject: Ethnomusicology.
       Subject: Chants History

      Location: ML3082 .K27 1998
        Author: Karp, Theodore.
         Title: Aspects of orality and formularity in Gregorian chant
                   / Theodore Karp.
     Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1998.
   Description: xvii, 489 p. : music ; 26 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-465) and
                   indexes.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
       Subject: Oral-formulaic analysis.

      Location: ML3082 .L26 1984
        Author: Lanners, Norita, O.S.B.
         Title: Chant, from Gueranger to Gelineau / Norita Lanners.
     Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Pastoral Press, c1984.
   Description: 30 p. ; 22 cm.
  Title-Series: American essays in liturgy ; 2 
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [29]-30).
  Reproduction: Photocopy. [s.l. : s.n., 1996?] 23 x 29 cm.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.). 

      Location: ML3082 .L44 1998
        Author: Levy, Kenneth, 1927-
         Title: Gregorian chant and the Carolingians / Kenneth Levy.
     Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.
   Description: x, 271 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

      Location: OVERSIZE  ML3082 .M34 1995 
        Author: Maitre, Claire.        
         Title: La reforme cistercienne du plain-chant : etude d'un
                   traite theorique / Claire Maitre ; preface de Georges Duby.
     Publisher: Brecht [Belgium] : Citeaux, Commentarii cistercienses,
                   1995.
   Description: 453 p. : ill., music ; 30 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [15]-31) and indexes.  
       Subject: Cistercians--Liturgy.
       Subject: Regule de arte musica.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
       Subject: Music--Theory--500-1400.
        Series: Citeaux, commentarii cistercienses. Studia et documenta ; v. 6.

      Location: BX1973 .L57 1996
         Title: Liturgy and the arts in the Middle Ages : studies in
                   honour of C. Clifford Flanigan / edited by Eva Louise
                   Lillie & Nils Holger Petersen.
     Publisher: Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, University of
                   Copenhagen, 1996.
   Description: 249 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), music ; 23 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
 Contents-Note: Medieval liturgy and the arts : Visitatio sepulchri
                   as paradigm / C. Clifford Flanigan -- Dynamic qualities
                   in the medieval office / Owain Tudor Edwards -- The
                   meaning and the function of the introit / Pierre-Marie
                   Gy, OP -- Length and festivity : on some prolongation
                   techniques in Byzantine chant / Jorgen Raasted --
                   Stational liturgy and processional antiphons in the
                   Ambrosian rite / Christian Troelsgaard -- Supera
                   agalmata : angels and the celestial hierarchy in
                   sequences and tropes / Gunilla Iversen, etc.
       Subject: Liturgics.
       Subject: Church history--Middle Ages, 600-1500.
       Subject: Liturgy and the arts.  

      Location: ML3082 .M87 1959
        Author: Murray, Gregory, O.S.B., 1905-
         Title: The authentic rhythm of Gregorian chant / by Gregory Murray.
     Publisher: Bath : Downside Abbey, 1959.
   Description: 15 p. : music ; 23 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.  
 
      Location: 244 621 N52 s 
        Author: Nicholson, David, O.S.B., 1919-        
         Title: Singing in God's ear.
     Publisher: New York, Tournai, etc., Desclee, 1959.
   Description: 122 p. illus. 22 cm.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Instruction and study.
       Subject: Chant--Instruction and study. 

      Location: BX2615.S57 S64 1974 
        Author: Soltner, Louis, O.S.B. 
         Title: Solesmes & dom Gueranger (1805-1875) / Louis Soltner   
                   ; preface du Jean Prou.     
     Publisher: Sable-sur-Sarthe : Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1974.     
   Description: 177 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm. 
       Subject: Gueranger, Prosper, O.S.B., 1806-1875. 
       Subject: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       
       Subject: Benedictine subject: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.  
       Subject: Benedictine subject: Gueranger, Prosper, 1806-1875.  

      Location: ML3082 .S76 1999
        Author: Steiner, Ruth.
         Title: Studies in Gregorian chant / Ruth Steiner.
     Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt.,
                   USA : Ashgate/Variorum, c1999.
   Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., music, facsims. ; 23
                   cm.
        Series: Variorum collected studies series ; CS651
  General-Note: A collection of articles published previously, 1966-1997.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
 Contents-Note: The music for a Cluny office of St. Benedict -- Tones
                   for the Palm Sunday invitatory -- Local and regional
                   traditions of the invitatory chant -- Reconstructing
                   the repertory of invitatory tones and their uses
                   at Cluny in the late 11th century -- The twenty-two
                   invitatory tones of the Manuscript Toledo, Biblioteca
                   Capitular, 44.2 -- Antiphons for Lauds on the Octave
                   of Christmas -- The parable of the talents in liturgy
                   and chant -- Antiphons for the Benedicte at Lauds
                   -- Matins responsories and cycles of illustrations
                   of saints' lives -- The Gregorian chant melismas
                   of Christmas Matins -- Some melismas for office
                   responsories -- The responsories and prosa for St.
                   Stephen's Day at Salisbury -- Some questions about
                   the Gregorian offertories and their verses --
                   Holocausta medullata : an offertory for St. Saturninus
                   -- The prosulae of the MS Paris, Bibl. nat., f. lat.
                   1118 -- Non-Psalm verses for introits and communions
                   -- The Canticle of the three children as a chant
                   of the Roman Mass -- The liturgical and musical
                   tradition of Bec.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
        Series: Collected studies ; CS651.

      Location: MT5.5 .S913 1991
 Uniform-Title: Summa musice. English & Latin.
         Title: The Summa musice : a thirteenth century manual for singers
                   / edited, with translation and introduction [by]
                   Christopher Page.
     Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University
                   Press, 1991.
   Description: xvii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  Title-Series: Cambridge musical texts and monographs
  General-Note: Formerly misattributed to Johannes de Muris.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-243) and
                   index.
       Subject: Music--Theory--500-1400--Early works to 1800.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Instruction and study
                   --Early works to 1800.
       Subject: Singing--Instruction and study--Early works to 1800.
        Author: Page, Christopher.
        Author: Muris, Johannes de, ca. 1300-ca. 1350.

      Location: MT860.V6 K4 1955 
        Author: Vitry, Ermin, Father
         Title: The key to chant-reading : a series of lessons destined
                   for the student who desires to read the sacred melodies
                   with facility and assurance / Ermin Vitry.
     Publisher: [U.S.A.?] : Fides Jubilans, c1955.
   Description: 30, [11] leaves : ill., music ; 28 cm.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
       Subject: Benedictine author.

      Location: ML3082 .W47 1983 
        Author: Werf, Hendrik van der.
         Title: The emergence of Gregorian chant : a comparative study
                   of Ambrosian, Roman, and Gregorian chant / Hendrik
                   van der Werf. 
     Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : H. van der Werf, 1983-  
   Description:   v. : ill., music ; 29 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
 Contents-Note: v. 1. A study of modes and melodies (2 v.)
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
       Subject: Chant--History and criticism. 

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Periodicals and Serials


      Location: ML169.8 .B43
         Title: Beitrage zur Gregorianik.
     Publisher: Regensburg : G. Bosse, 1985-
   Description: v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
     Published: 1-
    Supplement: Supplemented by occasional unnumbered issues (Sonderheft).
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism
                   --Periodicals.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Periodicals.

      Location: ML3082.A1 E8 
         Title: Études grégoriennes.   
     Publisher: Solesmes, France.      
   Description: v. facsims. (music)  32 cm.    
  General-Note: "Publiees par l'Abbaye de Solesmes."  
 Indexing-Note: RILM abstracts 0033-6955       
   Editor-Note: Editor: 1954-   J. Gajard.     
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
        Author: Gajard, Joseph, O.S.B., 1885- ed.      
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes        
 Uniform-Title: Benedictine editors: Gajard, J.        
 Uniform-Title: Benedictine authors: Solesmes.

      Location: PERIODICAL 
         Title: The Gregorian review.  
     Publisher: [Toledo, Ohio, Gregorian Institute Press]      
   Description: 5 v. music. 23 cm.     
   Time-Period: v. 1-5; Jan./Feb. 1954-Nov./Dec. 1958. 
  General-Note: Studies in sacred chant and liturgy.   
  Issuing-Body: Official bulletin of the School of Solesmes, the Gregorian     
                   Institute of Paris, the Gregorian Institute of America      
                   and affiliated centers.     
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism 
                   --Periodicals.      
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       
        Author: Institut gregorien de Paris.   
        Author: Gregorian Institute of America. 

      Location: MT860 .M62
         Title: Monographies gregoriennes : simples notes theoriques
                   et pratiques sur l'edition vaticane.
     Publisher: Rome : Societe de Saint Jean l'Evangeliste, Desclee,
                   1910-
   Description: v. : music ; 25 cm.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Instruction and study.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
        Author: Mocquereau, Andre, O.S.B., 1849-1930.
        Author: Gajard, Joseph, O.S.B., 1885-
        Author: Potiron, Henri, 1882-1972.
        Author: Desrocquettes, Jean Hebert, O.S.B.
        Author: Murray, Gregory, O.S.B., 1905-

      Location: ML3082 .N68
         Title: Note gregoriane / Cantori gregoriani.
     Publisher: Cremona : Editrice Turris, 1993-
   Description: v. ; 25 cm.
     Published: 1993-
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--Periodicals.
        Author: Cantori gregoriani.

      Location: OVERSIZE  ML93 .S43
         Title: Paléographie musicale.
     Publisher: Tournay [etc.]
   Description: v. facsims, music. 33-42 cm.
   Time-Period: t. 1-21   1889-1954.
  General-Note: "Les principaux manuscrits de chant grégorien, ambrosien,
                   mozarabe, gallican, publiés en fac-similes
                   phototypiques."
     Numbering: Publication suspended July 1914-Nov. 1921 (t. 11, no.
                   103, July/Oct. 1914 published Dec. 1921); April
                   1931-1950, 1954.
     Numbering: T. 1-15 also called annee [1]-44 on cover.
  Issuing-Body: 1889-1914 "publiés...par les Benedictins le Solesmes."
   Editor-Note: Editors: July 1904-1930, A. Mocquereau; 1931-   J. Gajard.
       Subject: Chant (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
       Subject: Music--Manuscripts.
       Subject: Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles. 

      Location: PERIODICAL 
         Title: Revue grégorienne.
     Publisher: Solesmes, France, Abbaye Saint-Pierre. 
   Description: v. ill., music. 24 cm. 
   Time-Period: annee 1-   jan./fev. 1911-     
     Numbering: Publication suspended  1915-1919 and 1940-1945.        
    Supplement: Beginning in Jan./Feb. 1953, supplements entitled      
                   Chronique du mouvement grégorien en France et a     
                   l'étranger accompany most issues.   
    Supplement: Issues for Jan./Feb. 1932-Nov./Dec. 1955 accompanied   
                   by supplements entitled Bibliographie (varies).     
  Issuing-Body: Organ 1946-1948 of the Institut gregorien de Paris,    
                   the Ecole de Solesmes, and affiliated centers.      
  Issuing-Body: Vols. for 19   -52 published in Paris by the Societe   
                   de Saint Jean l'Evangeliste.        
 Linking-Entry: Absorbed the Bulletin of the Institut gregorien de Paris,      
                   Jan./Feb. 1953. 
       Subject: Music--Periodicals.    
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.        
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes        
        Author: Institut gregorien de Paris.   
        Author: Societe de Saint Jean l'Evangeliste.   
Other-Editions: Gregorian review 0434-653X eng ohu

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